Gold medals for Hot Shivers at the Italian Nationals


The Senior Hot Shivers team won its 26th consecutive title. / Credits: Hot Shivers

Last weekend, the city of Trento has again demonstrated the passion for skating by hosting the 2019 Italian Figure Skating Championships. It’s the most important national competition. 

For synchronized skating, the competition started on Friday evening. Four teams competed in the Junior division. After the short programs, Hot Shivers led the race with a fascinating program on the music of Mambo and dressed in red in a Sophia Loren style. Flying Angels improved their technical score from the last competition, introducing more complicated movements and finished in the second position. They still need to improve skating skills and transitions to reach the gold.

Shining Blades finished third. With three falls in the block and an interruption in excess, the team had to skate a perfect free program. Ice Diamonds placed fourth but obtained their highest technical score of the season.

Saturday has been a strange day for the teams. During the night, Flying Angels fell victim to a devastating food-borne infection and gave a big prove of courage to deliver their program with shaking legs. The team presented a program without complicated elements and lifts and lost the second position supported by the audience. Flying Angels finished in third and proudly obtained their personal total best score of the season: 88,49 points.

Hot Shivers won the gold medal, with many positive GOEs that helped them to reach a total of 130,00 points. Shining Blades skated a good program and got the silver medal. Ice Diamonds finished in the fourth position.

All teams have improved from the last competition, but they have still a lot of potential towards next international competitions.

In the Senior category, Hot Shivers did a good performance but had with some mistakes in the short program. They finished provisionally first with 53,46 points. Ice on Fire skated a nice program but had to deal with a deduction for a fall. They got 40,93 points for the short.

The last day of competition presented beautiful free programs. Hot Shivers obtained the title of Italian Champion 2019 thanks to a clean and precise performance. They got a total segment score of 161,67, it’s their 26th consecutive title. The silver medal went to Ice On Fire with a total segment score of 127,46.

Results - TOP 3

Italian National Championships (Junior & Senior) 2018
DEC 13, 2018 - DEC 16, 2018

TEAM Score
1Hot Shivers Junior (ITA)129.99
2Shining Blades (ITA)93.76
3Flying Angels (ITA)88.49

TEAM Score
1Hot Shivers Senior (ITA)161.67
2Ice on Fire (ITA)127.42